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An encounter between two musical worlds
Encounter is the central concept of the music theatre film In Proximity, created by a new generation of theatre makers. Verdi's opera Aida forms the starting point for a meeting of two musical worlds, that of the Afro-Surinam music group Black Harmony and the Chorus of Dutch National Opera.
Dutch National Opera presents OFFspring, a series of four special productions by young theatre makers and artists who have participated in previous editions of our Opera Forward Festival. For their projects, the different creative teams engage in a dialogue with the major opera titles that Dutch Nationale Opera had originally programmed this autumn, as well as with the various districts of the city of Amsterdam and its residents.
The assignment of the artistic team of In Proximity was: create a new opera that takes the opera Aida and the district of Amsterdam-Zuidoost as a starting point.